Category Archives: institutionalizing interdisciplinarity

Syracuse seeks to redefine quality education

Here’s a very interesting article about Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s effect on the reputation of Syracuse University. “It’s not that you stop caring about the fundamentals or quality, you redefine what constitutes quality and exciting scholarly work.” Syracuse’s Slide – Administration … Continue reading

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Economist Paul Krugman Questions Economics

I’ve never liked the notion of talking about economic “science” — it’s much too raw and imperfect a discipline to be paired casually with things like chemistry or biology, and in general when someone talks about economics as a science … Continue reading

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What Is to Be Done?: CSID Panel Discussion on The Future of Humanity

I doubt even one person out of the 130+ attendees of yesterday’s CSID panel discussion walked away without being intellectually stimulated (or even enhanced).  The debate, which turned heated at times, regarded humanity’s best response to the accelerated development of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

What do you get when you put a philosopher, a dyslexic vice provost, a gorilla, and some basketballs in the same room? Insight into collaborative learning in the digital age, of course! Cathy Davidson, of HASTAC fame and contributor to … Continue reading

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Hiding on-going enclosures behind buzzwords

Big Buzzword on Campus: Is “Convergence” a Revolution in Science or Simply Jargon?: Scientific American. Scientific American editors are right to ask if the hot new term “convergence” is just more jargon for the academy or an actual new Zeitgeist, … Continue reading

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Utrecht–International Network for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity

Blogging from Utrecht–day 2 of our meeting, to see if we should form a network of networks in ID and TD. Right now, I am dubious. The group breaks up into folks who do ID/TD research, versus those who do … Continue reading

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